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Dave Lehnert
11-15-2016, 11:11 PM
Always see them in store but thought $20 for scissors????
After seeing them in action, think I need a pair. I am a electrical tech/ assembler.

Opinions on Heavy duty scissors with free fall handle vs without free fall handle.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-Heavy-Duty-Scissors-with-Free-Fall-Handle-21010-6-SEN/100660156?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1_rr-_-100647750-_-100660156-_-N

OR

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-Electrician-s-Scissors-with-Stripping-Notches-21007/100038995?keyword=electrician%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s+s cissors+%28Model+No.+21007


Just found this offered by Lowes.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Southwire-Scissors/50238813

Bert Kemp
11-18-2016, 12:06 AM
When I was a boy my father had a pair he always kept in a sheath on his belt. People ask him why he had them and he'd say there the best scissors in the world and are better then any knife. He'd then pull a penny out of his pocket and neatly cut it in half and say lets see you do that with your pocket knife. He was a linemen for AT&T so you know those scissors got a work out.

Bruce Page
11-18-2016, 12:21 AM
I had a pair of Platinum brand scissors in my box at work. Pretty much a carbon copy of the Klein. They were abused often and always performed well.

Dave Lehnert
11-18-2016, 12:34 AM
Thanks for the info.
Going to pick up a pair next time in HD.

Van Huskey
11-18-2016, 1:27 AM
YOu may want to consider this deal which has the non-freefall grip scissors in it:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-Electrician-s-Wiring-and-Testing-Kit-7-Piece-Z00019/207074262?AID=11210757&PID=4150373&cm_mmc=CJ-_-4150373-_-11210757&cj=true

glenn bradley
11-18-2016, 9:38 AM
I have a pair of electrician's scissors I have been using since the 80's. I have newer sets as well and the padded/shaped grip is handy once you get used to it. These don't really excel at cutting out snowflakes but, for wire and other heavy jobs, they are great and well worth having.

Robert Delhommer Sr
11-18-2016, 10:11 AM
I have had a couple of pairs of the Klein with out the free fall handle for years and love them. A little pricy but worth it.

Jim Koepke
11-18-2016, 12:07 PM
I have a couple of pairs of these. I used them also when I worked as an installer for the phone company.

The splicers at the phone company used them the most. They had a way of holding them so they didn't need the free fall grips.

The notches in the blade are good for stripping the insulation off of 18 gauge and smaller wire. 18 gauge was the biggest gauge, for service drops, used as I recall at the phone company.

jtk

michael langman
11-18-2016, 12:20 PM
ThankYou for bringing this up Dave.

When I worked for Grobet File Company, they gave me a pair of those identical scissors that they manufactured for Bell Systems.

I used them to cut shim stock in the tool room for years, and forgot I had them!

I just went down in the cellar and retrieved them from my tool box, as I do a bit of electrical work around the house.

Tom Stenzel
11-18-2016, 7:28 PM
My brother worked for Michigan Bell, then Ameritech, then AT&T for 35 years most of them as a cable splicer. He always had a pair of snips (don't ever call them scissors) on his belt along with his sheath knife. He normally held them with his pinkie in one handle so he could wrap his hand around both handles. It would put a pretty good crush on whatever was unfortunately caught in the blades. I saw him cut a penny with them too. He did that just once as it was tough on the snips wrecking the pivot. The pair he gave me 30 years ago have the handles bent inward slightly probably from cutting a penny as that's how that usually happened. Decades later they still work fine but I never used them as much as a Bell worker would.

-Tom